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Save energy this winter

by Sensix Team

After the COVID-19 pandemic more and more people started (or continued) to work from home. This clearly translates into more energy use and, of course, into higher costs. Considering that „Winter is coming” here are tips to save both energy and money this winter.

Upgrade your heating controls

Over half of a household’s energy bill goes on providing heating and hot water. You can upgrade or install heating controls without replacing your boiler. Installing a smart meter could also help you save energy by making you aware of how much energy you use.

Replace your inefficient boiler

Modern boilers are more energy efficient than older versions. See how much you could save on your bill by replacing a gas or oil-fired boiler.

Close the curtains at night

Windows can be a source of heat loss, as they are not as well insulated as your walls. Close your curtains and blinds when the sun goes down to prevent cold chills from cooling your home.

Close doors and vents in unused rooms

If you have a room in your house that people rarely enter, you’re wasting valuable energy heating it in the wintertime. Close off all vents in the room and shut all doors. This will prevent you from paying to heat uninhabited space.

Stay warm with clothes and blankets

It’s much more cost effective to warm your body than your house. Keep the thermostat low and compensate by wearing a nice sweater and warm socks around the house.

Use space heaters

If you only need to heat a small area, try using a space heater. Electric space heaters are a very energy efficient way to stay warm because there is no heat loss through ducts or combustion. Space heaters are excellent for heating closed-off areas that you only occupy for shorter periods, like your garage or that bathroom that’s always colder than every other room in the house for some reason.

Choose LED lights for decorations

LED lights are the most energy-efficient lighting option currently available. They use 75% less energy than standard incandescent lights and last 25 times longer.

After using the oven, leave the door cracked open

If you’re using the oven, there’s no sense in letting that heat go to waste. After taking dinner out of the oven, leave the door cracked open and allow that extra heat to escape and warm your kitchen.

Saving energy (especially during winter) might sound hard but these are actually just a few tips we can learn step by step. And we are here to help you. Contact us right here and find out more about the Sensix solution.

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